Conference report

4th International Symposium on
Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling

University of Salamanca

The 4th International Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetics Modeling (HMM-2003) was celebrated in Salamanca (Spain) from May 28 to May 30, 2003. During this 3-day symposium, the most recent advancements in the fields of hysteresis modeling and computational micromagnetics were presented and discussed. Over one hundred scientists from twenty different countries participated in the symposium, mostly from Europe and North America. Continuing with the tradition of the previous HMM symposia, HMM-2003 had a strong interdisciplinary character and brought together scientists with a wide range of backgrounds (physicists, mathematicians, material scientists, engineers, etc) to exchange ideas, methods, and results.

The Scientific Program consisted of 12 thematic sessions (9 oral and 3 poster) on different topics: mathematical aspects of hysteresis, scalar and vector Preisach modeling, hysteresis measurements, spin models, magnetization dynamics, computational micromagnetics (theory, numerical techniques, and applications), etc. The symposium was inaugurated with two keynote lectures by Jaques Miltat and Edward Della Torre. Jacques Miltat focused his lecture on architectural aspects of micromagnetic models and accuracy tests both in the space and time domain, while Professor Della Torre presented a critical overview of the different physical and phenomenological models of hysteresis and magnetization dynamics, emphasizing their limitations and connections between them. The proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special issue of Physica B (February 2004).

On the non-scientific level, the participants enjoyed the city of Salamanca, declared "City of Mankind's Heritage" by UNESCO and, together with Bruges, "European Capital of Culture" during 2002. The symposium was held in the Historical Building of the University of Salamanca (see picture 1). The University of Salamanca is one of the three eldest in the world, dating back to the thirteenth century. The Social Program included a dinner in Colegio Mayor Arzobispo Fonseca (see picture 4) and a visit to La Alberca, a small village in the south of the province.

May 28-30, 2003

HMM2003 in session in the Unamuno Hall of the historical
building of the University of Salamanca

The organizers:
Luis Lopez Diaz,
Ed Della Torre,
Luis Torres,
Oscar Alejos

Courtesy of
Willi Schepper

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See you at HMM2005

The Fifth International Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling
will take place in
Budapest, HUNGARY,
May 25 to May 27, 2005.

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